News & Updates

  ResourceMFG is the first and largest nationally branded staffing company specializing in manufacturing that provides quality talent in all production skill sets, quality, maintenance, and supervisors for all levels of management. Combining the advantages of national scale, with a deep, knowledgeable understanding of their clients’ business, San Diego county workforce data, hands-on manufacturing expertise, […]

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Board of Directors approves contract after nationwide search, starts new era The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved a contract with Sandra L. Kerl to be the new general manager of the region’s wholesale water agency, following a months-long national search. The Board approved the contract in open session during its […]

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In celebration of its first year on Instagram, the Otay Water District is encouraging Instagrammers to enter its Thankful for Water and Drink Tap December Instagram Photo Contest(s) for a chance to win $50-$75 gift cards to restaurants and grocery stores in its service area. Four photos from each contest will be selected as the […]

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Member Spotlight: Falck

Falck joins the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce with over 100 years of experience serving the needs of communities across the globe. They are a proven leader in ambulance care with a strong commitment to serving families at their most critical time of need. With 30,000 employees worldwide, Falck is the largest international ambulance […]

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EXIM Bank Reauthorization

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) assists U.S. exporters with financing. In 2018, EXIM supported $6.8 billion worth of exports and 33,000 jobs. EXIM’s operations are now at risk unless Congress reauthorizes the bank to continue operations. Without an export credit agency such as EXIM, the U.S. stands to lose global competitiveness, and […]

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After nine consecutive years of growth, California’s travel and tourism economy continues to surge.    Visitors pumped more than $140 billion in travel spending in the last year, stimulating business development and providing Californians with more than one million jobs. Tourism powers regional economies. In San Diego County alone, tourism generated $11.5 billion in travel-related spending, […]

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The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program (VHHP) administered by The California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Housing Finance Agency, and the California Department of Veterans Affairs, announced beginning November 8, 2019, $75 million in funding will be available for development projects aimed at housing California’s veterans. In particular, the funds are available […]

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Per state legislation, the state of California launched a retirement savings program in November 2018. The program, known as CalSavers, is designed to provide employees who otherwise are not offered that benefit via their employer access to a retirement savings plan. Businesses who do not proactively offer retirement benefits are required to enroll, and the […]

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At the beginning of 2019, the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee recognized homelessness as one of the top three policy areas of priority. The City, throughout the year, and in coordination with various stakeholder groups including the San Diego Housing Commission, has taken a variety of steps to address the housing and homelessness crisis. Most recently, […]

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